Oriental Medicine recognizes 12 organs; the lungs, large intestine, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, liver, heart, small intestine, urinary bladder, kidney, pericardium, and the overall digestive tract. They produce blood and energy, which are the building blocks of proper body function. Blood flows in the blood vessels throughout the body. Energy flows on specific pathways throughout the body.
Physical, chemical, or emotional stressors can cause the organs to malfunction, blood to stagnate, and energy to stagnate. The function and healing process of vital body parts are affected at this point and although extreme health problems have been observed, it is more often not noticed at all. If the condition is allowed to go untreated, the body will attempt to support the affected area, but as the problem increases, the area starts to degenerate.
The longer the condition is allowed to go untreated, the less chance there is for recovery. What began as a minor problem or discomfort may lead to irreversible damage.
The purpose of Acupuncture is to return flow of energy and blood back to normal and to reinstate optimal organ function. This will, in turn, restore function to the affected area and the body will begin to heal itself. If detected early, organ malfunction and blood and/or energy stagnation may respond well to Acupuncture with an excellent chance for a complete and painless recovery.
Is Acupuncture safe?
YES. The sterile, stainless steel needles used at our clinic are of the highest quality. The areas on your body used in treatment will be cleaned in advance with a cotton ball saturated with food grade ethyl alcohol. You may experience two sensations with acupuncture: the insertion(which may feel like a mosquito bite), and the arrival of energy at the tip of the needle(which may feel achy, distending, warm, electric…..each has a unique experience).
Progressive Health and Rehabilitation specializes in acupuncture to offer back pain relief to Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Wheeling, IL.